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Letter: Judith Knight Best Fit for District Attorney

Ms. Knight, during her 30-plus years as an attorney, has served as an assistant DA and a public defender/defense attorney demonstrating her knowledge of the Massachusetts court and legal system. Her proven enterprise management and certified mediation skills will also prove invaluable.

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Letter: City Needs to Support Local Artwork

Over the past year, I have joined a number of North Adams residents in an effort to restore the schoolchildren's paintings of Berkshire County mill workers that were depicted on the cement pillars on Marshall Street in North Adams until workers from Mass MoCA illegally painted over the historic work.

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Letter: Stephanie Boyd for Williamstown Planning Board

I write to urge fellow Williamstown residents to vote for Stephanie Boyd for the Planning Board on May 8.

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Letter: North Adams Going to Pot

This writer is amazed that this legislation might pass and has, thus far, drawn little opposition. It is my belief that the sale of this drug is chiefly about money while disregarding the overall effects on the people who will use it for recreational purposes.

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Letter: Stephanie Bosley Will Provide Fresh Ideas in Boston

I believe she will be a tremendous advocate for our region, particularly on environmental and agricultural issues.

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Letter: Stephanie Bosley Best Person for Representative

I think the best person for this job is Stephanie Bosley. She has been talking about her political and work experience and how that has shaped her ideas as well as her commitment to this area in a way that is refreshing and different.

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Letter: Recovery in North Berkshire

Addiction, and the mental health issues that surround it, are challenges that many find hard to talk about and feel helpless to address. However, there are positive and affirming actions we can take to respond to the epidemic of addiction.

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Letter: Rockwell Paintings Hold Special Meaning for Local Scouts

As a lifelong Berkshire County resident and a multi-year Boy Scout leader, I am appalled by the Berkshire Museum's plans to auction off the best of their art collection, including two original Rockwells, gifted by the artist himself.

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Letter: Voting for Mayor, City Council More Important Than for President

Let me highlight just a few reasons why voting in the mayor and city council elections are important to you:

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Letter: Minuteman Will Be Winner, Savoy Loser in Wind Profits

Just like Savoy, the developer tried to change our bylaws to make the requirements and limitations more suitable for his project, and of course for his bottom line. But what about Savoy's bottom line?

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Letter: A Nursing Strike at BMC Not in Patients' Interest

A positive patient experience depends on competent and compassionate staff and the BMC team is comprised of a very broad range of clinical specialists and operational support staff. This team approach fosters quality care that patients expect and deserve when they place their trust in Berkshire Medical Center.

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Letter: Vote Winters in Planning Board Election

I am writing this post to support Chris Winters' bid for re-election to the Williamstown Planning Board.

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Letter: Winters for Planning Board

Please re-elect Chris Winters to the Williamstown Planning Board by voting May in support of his third term.

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Letter: Negative Campaigning Is Not a Treat

When one of the authors of this letter went to a friend's party after trick-or-treating, he found a pack of M&Ms in his candy bag with a little note that stated: "Hillary for Prison 2016." It was outrageous. Halloween is for kids, not for campaigning. We feel that expressing your views about the election through children is inappropriate; if you want to express your feelings you should find a more reasonable way. The person was irresponsible when they did that.

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Letter: Check Hinds on Tuesday

As we look out to next Tuesday, there is a wide breadth of questions and various positions both national and local that every eligible voter has the right and responsibility to vote on. No matter what side you take on any of these decisions, they will not only affect our lives, but the lives of future generations in the commonwealth, our nation, and our world.

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Letter: Question 2 Contrary to the Commonwealth

Charter schools are an expensive proposition in the commonwealth of Massachusetts with no oversight from our locally elected officials. This year, over $400 million will be diverted from local school districts to fund these privately managed schools.

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Letter: Support Community Preservation Act

There are many reasons for a town to adopt the CPA law. Most importantly it is a totally and completely a democratic process, as the projects must be approved by the town after vetting by the CPA committee. Sometimes overlooked is the fact that having funds to help complete projects, keeps those hard-working volunteers active in protecting the historic resources we all cherish.

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